Newark, New Jersey, technology chief Steve Emanuel to step down
After 18 months heading Newark's IT, the former statewide CIO will take a consulting position with CGI to assist state and local government agencies in New Jersey.
Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project
Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.
Coalition urges Senate to provide immediate pandemic relief to state and local governments
A coalition of businesses, unions and government organizations urged Congress to pass financial relief to avoid state and local budget disasters.
Nearly 75% of states launched chatbots to aid pandemic response
Surging demand at health and labor departments spurred adoption of chatbots in state government, according to a new NASCIO report.
Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?
The pandemic transformed the state government workforce. Two state chief information officers said they plan to build on some of those improvements after they return to the office.
Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders
Maryland has become the 21st state to adopt OffenderWatch, a tool that helps police focus their efforts on offenders identified to be at the highest risk of reoffending.